The Egyptian government on Thursday rescued the intensive care unit (ICU) at Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH) with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
The hospital’s ICU lacked modern medical equipment capable of saving lives at the Eastern Region’s referral health facility.
Some of the equipment include multi-parameter monitors, infusion and syringe pumps and defibrillators.
Speaking during the function, Kalirani said the equipment will make a difference in the way patients will be managed at the ICU.
She said: “The ICU is one of the most critical components of our health care because patients are at that critical stage of their illness and that every endeavour has to be employed to save their life.”
Kalirani added that prior to the donation, ZCH had difficulties in caring for people that needed intensive care.
In his remarks, El-Adawy refused to describe the development as donation, but rather Egypt support to Malawi.
He said: “Our two countries share bilateral relations and we need to continue promoting these ties by implementing development projects in the areas of health, human resource development, tourism, defence and security.”
ZCH also faces many challenges in service delivery in labour ward, theatre and X-ray departments.